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Special Programs Leader II - Visual Arts

Recruitment #190903-118200-003

Nature Of Work

An employee in this class is responsible for programs such as fine arts, theatrical arts with a diverse population of adults, seniors, and disabled and children. Tasks are of average difficulty and include teaching, instructing, and participating in a variety of activities. Under general supervision, the employee in this class of work performs the assigned tasks independently. The employee is required to exercise some initiative and independent judgement in planning, teaching, performing and conducting activities for all ages and abilities. The employee might be required to work varying schedules which might include nights and weekends, and to travel to various locations. Work is reviewed through observation, conferences, reports submitted, and results obtained.

Examples of Duties

Plans, promotes, and conducts recreational programs; teaches and/or oversees fine arts and/or theater classes for adults, children, seniors and/or the disabled; performs in a variety of theatrical programs and/or teaches a variety of fine art classes participants as necessary.

Develops and teaches classes in fine arts such as ceramics, metal smithing, drawing, painting, printmaking and digital arts.

Performs clerical work; prepares and submits reports; verifies purchase orders and requisitions; takes orders and purchases supplies for activities; checks in and puts supplies away; assists with inventory of supplies, receives monies from class participants and enters information into our tracking system; maintains records, logs, lists, and forms.  

Inspects recreational/studio/workshop facilities and equipment to ensure safety; enforces proper safety practices, and occupational safety rules and regulations; oversees operation of assigned area in absence of higher level workers; ensures security of building.

Directs visitors at center/studio; answers phones and provides information concerning programs and use of centers.  

Performs related work as required.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Working knowledge of: techniques, aids, and use and care of equipment applicable to a wide variety of recreation, creative arts, fine art, special events and special population activities; emotional and physical problems of the disabled and elderly.

Some knowledge of: first aid and CPR; basic records keeping.

Ability to: coordinate and conduct recreational activities; counsel and advise participants; maintain records and compile reports; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, community groups, and the general public; perform activities requiring light to moderate physical strength and endurance; plan and conduct creative and arts and crafts programs and classes; work with all age groups and disabilities; work effectively with health care/social service professionals in the planning of client services; operate a light weight motor vehicle if required.

Skill in: administering first aid and CPR; care/maintenance of recreational equipment; operating power tools and sound and light systems.


Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited high school and completion of one (1) year of college with coursework in recreation, recreation therapy, physical education, leisure services, art, theater, or a closely related field, with one (1) year of experience in specialized recreation programs, preferably in an instructional or theatrical performance capacity; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Licenses or Certifications

Possession of a: Standard First Aid Certificate; CPR Certificate within six (6) months of appointment; valid Florida driver's license; some positions might require a Florida Commercial driver’s license, Class "C" with passenger endorsement within six (6) months of employment.


During periods when the Mayor issues an emergency declaration for the City of Tampa, all employees may be required to work in preparation, response or recovery activities related to the stated emergency.


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